Why We Should Buy Popcorn at the Movies

When you see why movie theater tickets are cheap and movie theater popcorn is so expensive, you might want to buy more popcorn.

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Free Coupon

Last week, I paid $25 for three hours at an NYC parking garage. Others though paid $50 for the same amount of time. We could say that it cost me less. But there is much more to the story. What…

When It’s Okay To Discriminate

Saying firms can’t refill and resell their cartridges, Lexmark International is fighting for printer cartridge patent protection in the Supreme Court.

How Time Rich Shoppers Affect Prices

Knowing that shoppers spend different amounts of money and time, stores use price discrimination as purchasing incentives.

Weekly Roundup: From Less Waste to More Chicken Feet

Ranging from U.S. chicken feet exports to “Hamilton” tickets, our weekly roundup included China worries and price discrimination.

Weekly Roundup: From Less Waste to More Chicken Feet

Ranging from U.S. chicken feet exports to “Hamilton” tickets, our weekly roundup included China worries and price discrimination.

The Many Prices of a Hamilton Ticket

Like all monopolists, the people selling “Hamilton” tickets charge different categories of theater goers different prices to maximize their revenue.

The Problem With Priceless Medical Care

Currently tough to find, rational hospital prices would help hospitals control cost, eliminate price discrimination. improve efficiency and care.

Using Economics To Deal With Restaurant No-Shows

At one of my favorite restaurants in Nantucket, you can call at any time during the summer to get a 6:00 reservation. But if you want to eat at 7:30 or 9:00, you have to line up outside on that…

Human Capital: The Cost of College

Explaining his proposal to make colleges more “accountable and affordable,” President Obama said we need some criteria to rate schools. Why? Measures that would include tuition, graduation numbers, and the proportion of enrolled lower income students can be used to determine…